The University of the Sciences men's cross country team recorded their best finish at the Philadelphia Metro Championship since 2010 on Saturday, placing sixth overall amongst the 20 schools putting runners on the starting line.
The Philadelphia Metro Championship, now in its 36th year is held at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. The Devils sixth place finish is their best since placing fourth at the 2010 meet. USciences finished with 176 points, 26 behind fifth place Post University. Franklin Pierce University, the 2015 NCAA East Regional host won the meet with 28 points. Nyack College was the top Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference school, finishing second with 98 points.
The Devils were led by freshman Christopher Robison (Middle Township HS/Del Haven, N.J.). Robison completed the 8,000-meter course in a personal best time of 30:59.2, placing 24th overall.
Junior Tim Storino (Roman Catholic HS/Philadelphia, Pa.) was the second Devils finisher, placing 27th overall with a time of 31:18.5. He was followed by senior captain Tommy Mauro (Carbondale HS/Carbondale, Pa.) who placed 47th overall with a time of 33:26.1. Rounding out the top five were sophomore David Wilds (Haverford HS/Havertown, Pa.) and freshman Billy Librizzi (Cedar Creek HS/Galloway, N.J.). Wilds was 57th overall with a time of 34:26.2 while Librizzi placed 59th and finished in 34:29.1.
Seniors Chiedozie Chukwuneke (J.P. Stevens HS/Edison, N.J.) and Christopher Noce (Salesianum HS/Mullica Hill, N.J.) rounded out the Devils finishers. Chukwuneke finished right behind Librizzi in 60th place with a time of 34:42.4 while Noce was 83rd overall with a time of 37:31.4.
The Devils return to action on Saturday, September 26, 2015 when they travel to Delaware and Carousel Park for the Goldey-Beacom College Invitational.